WRHS Class of '71 Scholarships

Wheat Ridge High School Class of ’71 Legacy Scholarship/Fund

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EDIT 6.03.16: Your 1971 reunion committee wants to keep you updated, as to the status of the Class of 1971 Legacy Scholarship fund.

Since our last correspondence, the reunion committee wanted to inform you that we successfully raised $1000 to be awarded to the recipient of the 2016 Class of 1971 Legacy Scholarship.

Our sincere thanks go out to those of you who continue to donate over the past three years. Your generosity has allowed three W.R.H.S. students the ability to realize their dreams of furthering their educational futures.

To continue to support this worthwhile cause, please send your donation to Wheat Ridge High School, 9505 W.32nd Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO. 80033-5772. On your envelope write attention: Pam Heiny. Make your checks payable to Wheat Ridge High School, and on the memo line write 1971 W.R.H.S. Legacy Fund. Since your donation is tax deductable, the school will send you a receipt for your tax purposes.

Should you have questions, contact Dewey Bridge (login required), or call 303.234.9585.

Your anticipated support is sincerely appreciated.

 
2016 Winner from our fund:

Matt Skinner - an outstanding young man who excelled in both Honor’s and Advanced Placement classes, and graduated with a 3.97 GPA. In addition, he was a member of the National Honor Society and served as a coach and manager of youth swim programs. Furthermore, he was the captain of the varsity swim team, and received a multitude of swimming honors. Matt also was involved in volunteer and community service activities, such as cancer fundraising, fundraising for a local orphanage and school clean up. He will use his scholarship money to attend the University of Redlands, with hopes of completing a graduate school degree. Both verbally and through a thank you note, Matt wanted to sincerely thank the class of 1971 for their generosity and commitment to assisting W.R.H.S. seniors fulfill their academic dreams.

2015 Winner from our fund:
Colton Dombroski - an outstanding young man who excelled in both Honor’s and Advanced Placement classes. In addition, he was a peer counselor and youth soccer coach for special needs students. Furthermore, he was the captain of the varsity baseball and soccer teams. He will use his scholarship money to attend Montana State University, to study Fish and Wildlife biology. Dewey Bridge was able to speak to Colton, and he wanted to sincerely thank the class of 1971, for their generosity and commitment to assisting W.R.H.S. seniors fulfill their academic dreams.


2013 Winners from our fund:

Caleb Gilmore - attending CU-Boulder and intends to study Mechanical Engineering. Jordan carried an unweighted GPA of 3.636 (steadily maintaining As and Bs through honors and Advanced Placement courses) and ranked 28 out of a graduating class of 258 students. He worked throughout school, about 15 hours per week and more in the summer, at a frozen yogurt shop, eventually rising to hiring manager. At Wheat Ridge, Caleb was active as a mentor at nearby elementary schools and as a high school leader at Outdoor Lab. In the community, Caleb volunteered with the Arthritis Foundation to help put on annual Jingle Bell runs in Denver and Fort Collins, and with Casa Materna, traveling to Nicaragua on humanitarian missions. Laura Rossisen, President and Chief Development Officer for the Great West region of the Arthritis Foundation, wrote of Caleb: “Caleb is a young man of great character who treats his family, his friends, and those around him with kindness and respect. His charm, humor and intellect make him a delight to be around.

McKenna Lenhart - attending California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and intends to study Environmental Science. McKenna carried an unweighted GPA of 3.732 (also steadily maintaining As and Bs through honors and Advanced Placement courses) and ranked 22 out of a graduating class of 258 students. McKenna worked throughout high school, spending a few hours per week in retail, as a youth sports coach with Colorado Schools of Mines, and as a nanny. At Wheat Ridge, McKenna was active in numerous leadership and service activities, including as a member of National Honor Society, Key Club and Spanish Club; as a member of the varsity cross country, track and swim teams; and as a high school leader at Outdoor Lab and assistant art teacher at nearby Prospect Valley Elementary School. In the community, she volunteered in the Birthing Center at Lutheran Hospital Medical Center and in her church’s youth group. McKenna lost her father her junior year of high school, but didn’t let that loss become an excuse for anything less than excellence.